Long Island Family & Parenting News Coverage
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and
southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern
Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New
Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern
Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London. In
northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern
Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex,
Western Passaic and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx,
Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk,
Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest
Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland,
Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern
Westchester and Southwest Suffolk.
* From 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday afternoon.
* A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island is
expected to produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall
totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible.
Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times. The heaviest
rainfall is expected to occur late tonight into Tuesday morning.
Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.
Lady Liberty's Crown Reopened to the Public
October 29, 2012
Visitors to the Statue of Liberty will now be able to climb all the way to the crown, while enjoying renovated facilities.
October 26, 2012
Spooktacular ideas for a Healthy Halloween!
You Are What You Eat - The Pros of Vegetarianism
Break the Norms
October 26, 2012
How to widen our circle of compassion to include all creatures.
Pink October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October 19, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
New Playgrounds Planned for 10 LI State Parks
October 19, 2012
Ten Long Island state parks will have new, uniquely themed playgrounds which will be opened next spring!
Tuesday's Top 10: Family-Friendly Haunted Houses
October 16, 2012
Enter, if you dare... one of these local kid-friendly haunted houses.
Let's Talk about Motherhood
October 12, 2012
No matter what your kids call you, you are a Mom.
LongIsland.com's Annual Halloween Safety Guide - Tips & Tricks to Enjoy a Safe Holiday!
October 10, 2012
As you enjoy all the spooky fun of Halloween this October, make sure to take some basic safety precautions, so that you can have a happy haunt this year.
Tuesday's Top 10: Halloween Costume Stores
October 02, 2012
Now that we are in October, it is time to start thinking about Halloween costumes.
Saturday's Top 10: Perfect Pumpkin Patches
September 22, 2012
It's time to start thinking about finding that perfect pumpkin!
The Holtsville Ecology Center--Rumored to Close Due to Budget Cuts
September 18, 2012
The Holtsville Ecology & Wildlife Center--is said to possibly be closing because of 2013 budget cuts. Community members have turned to Facebook to spread the word.
Wednesday's Top 10: Weekend Fall Festival Season has Started!
September 12, 2012
With Summer unofficially over and the kids back in school. It is the launch of the Fall Festival season.
Long Island's Guide to a Labor Day Weekend Packed with Fun & Excitement!
August 31, 2012
This weekend, there are a myriad of events happening, and things to do - perfect to say goodbye to the last days of summer. Get the gang together, and head out for some fun!
Green Acres Mall Announces Fall Wardrobe Contest
August 13, 2012
Winners to Receive Free Session with a Fashion Stylist and a $200 Green Acres Mall Gift Card for a New Fall Wardrobe.
Today's Top 10: Indoor Play Areas
August 08, 2012
Indoor play areas are great on sweltering Summer days, rainy days or any day to beat the boredom blues.
Thursday's Top 10: Kennels for Your 4 Legged Friend to Enjoy During Summer Vacation
August 02, 2012
Family vacations often only include the members with 2 legs, make sure your 4 legged friend enjoys the summer too - send them on their own vacation to one of these great kennels!
Long Island Battle of the Breakfasts
July 31, 2012
Need a hearty breakfast fix but you're unsure where to go? The following Breakfast establishments on Long Island are well known and sure to satisfy every AM craving.
Local Adventures: Get Out With Your Kids This Summer!
July 25, 2012
Want to do something different with your kids this summer? Check out these ideas!
Summer Dinner Recipes That Won't Make You Sweat
July 20, 2012
Whether you're looking for a sweet treat or a savory dinner, we've got some great ideas on how to spice things up this summer!